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Kaluzhskaya ploshchad'
Калужская площадь

Владимир Ильич Ленин (статуя)

Vladimir Il'ich Lenin (statue)

born Vladimir Il'ich Ul'yanov (Simbirsk 1870 - Gorki Leninskiye 1924)
Bolshevik leader of the 1917 October Revolution and the first head of state of the USSR
Lev Kerbel' & Vasiliy Fëdorov

Moscow - Москва /  Владимир Ильич Ленин (статуя)   Moscow - Москва /  Владимир Ильич Ленин (статуя)


Bronze statue of Lenin on a 8 m hight granite pilar, with at the foot a sculpture group on the revolutionary theme. The figures are arranged tightly adjacent to each other, to symbolize the unity of the revolution under the banner of Lenin. The figures respresent various strata of society, generations and nations.
At the front, a soldier and a sailor (photo 3), a worker and a scholar (photo 3 and 4), a revolutionary and a woman commissioner (photo 2), personifying the revolutionary forces. Behind them, on the sides of the pedestal are representatives of the backward nations in the past, for which the revolution opened new paths of development: Ukrainian, Caucasian, Kirghiz and the Kalmyk in national costumes (photo 4 and 6). Finally, the back side (photo 5) - the most emotionally expressive and plastic saturated images, a woman with a child and a newsboy with a big bag and a bunch of papers in their hands.








авторы памятника
скульпторы Л. КЕРБЕЛЬ .........тель
            В. ФЕДОРОВ
архитекторы Г. МАКАРЕВИЧ
            А. САМСОНОВ
сооружен / 5.XI.1985
Authros of the monument
Sculptors: L. Kerbel' ...
            V. Fedorov
Architects: G. Makarevich
            A. Samsonov
erected 5 November 1985



It was erected on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the socialist revolution in October Square (now Kaluga square). The monument is interesting because it provides insight into the stereotypical image of a monumental sculpture of a leader in late socialist realism - "The people and the party - one." It is the tallest monument to Lenin in Moscow.

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  • Kerbel', Lev
  • Lenin, Vladimir Il`ich
  • Moscow (statue)
  • Paper boy
  • Politician/Statesman
  • Soldier
  • Statue (man)
  • Woman with child
  • Worker
  • Location (N 55°43'46" - E 37°36'47")

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